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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Lead Manufacturing Product Engineer in Antrim, United Kingdom

The Lead Manufacturing Product Engineer is responsible for developing or modifying manufacturing processes to increase product performance, improve manufacturing efficiency and boost profits.

They are responsible for providing the overall process design and suggesting measures to improve product design for manufacturability. This includes the development of new equipment and process flows as well as developing cost estimates for labor and capital. They will also provide ongoing sustaining support to production lines at our global make sites.

This is a great opportunity for progressing your career within the Manufacturing Development Team whilst playing an integral role in contributing to the Sensata Vision.

Reporting to the Manufacturing Development Manager you will have responsibility for your Product group.


General Responsibilities

  • Subject matter expert and process engineer leader on A-List new product development global project teams

  • Leads cross funtional teams

  • Develop synergies across multiple product lines

  • Represents the organization as the principal customer contact and gernally performs in program/project leadership role

  • Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines

  • Proactively identify risk mitigation opportunities and Process improvements

  • Defines manufacturing strategy for zero defect

  • Define specifications for production equipment and interact with Mechanization (in house) and/or equipment suppliers to ensure equipment will meet specifications

  • Collaborate with other departments on process specifications, quality aspects, Product specifications and continuity of equipment

  • Leads the development of new or improved manufacturing and testing processes that are necessary to achieve the performance and cost requirements of future device applications

  • Leads the successful launch of new products

  • Leads advanced quality planning activities

  • Advises on functional requirements, reviews designs and arranges the debugging/qualifying of new high volume assembly/test equipment or tooling

  • Supports improvement projects to reduce cycle time, defects and manufacturing cost

  • Collaborates with suppliers and contract manufacturers to ensure processes are capable, have sufficient controls in place, can meet our delivery requirements, and meet our cost targets

  • Evaluate Sensata’s and supplier’s technical capabilities including, tooling design, build experience, maintenance program, processes and Process controls, cell automation if required, quality control systems, and materials knowledge

Experience / Qualifications

  • A college degree and 4-6 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree) or a higher level degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Doctorate degree)

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


Additional Job Details

Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for Manufacturing Development & Capacity Roadmaps to match Product Development Roadmap

  • Responsibility for manufacturing cost estimates for Initiation & Concept phases of Roadmap Development Projects

  • Developing the Process Development Documentation appropriate to the Product and Market to ensure the level of process control is aligned to Sensata needs and customer expectations

  • Own the User Requirement Specifications for new production equipment’s and support supplier selection. Support Acceptance Testing and hand over to Operations with other Process Engineering Teams

  • Cost of Capital roadmaps to generate ongoing savings and improve ROIC

  • Contribute to and drive use of cross site and cross team Centres of Excellence

  • Provision of prototype production equipment necessary to support process development activities and the build of Concept, A & B-level sample parts in conjunction with Design and NPD Process Engineering Teams

  • Actively drive standardization around core Sensata processes where possible to best leverage economies of scale and existing expertise within the global Process Development Engineering & Mechanization and Ops groups.

  • Ensure compliance with EHS policies

Experience / Qualifications

  • Mechanical/Electrical or similar Engineering Degree

  • Previous commercial Industrial Manufacturing or Process/Manufacturing Engineering Experience

  • Previous experience with the Design, New Product Introduction, Manufacturing and Test or Quality Assurance processes for electronics products is a must have

  • Previous experience of Project Management considered advantageous

Please note that occasional travel will be required for equipment installation and support

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Sensata Technologies is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.


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  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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